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This is the second volume of poetry by Mahvash Sabet, who was named Writer of Courage by Michael Longley at the PEN Pinter Prize ceremony in 2017. Sabet was imprisoned in March 2008 and initially condemned to a 20-year jail sentence for her belief in the Bahá’í Faith. Although she was released in September 2017, she was arrested once again in July 2022, and sentenced to a further 10 years on the same baseless grounds. She is currently incarcerated in Evin Prison in Tehran.

This new collection comes with an introduction to Mahvash by one of the most famous prisoners of conscience in Iran condemned for her fight for women’s rights and freedom, Narges Mohammadi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2023.

This is the second volume of poetry by Mahvash Sabet, who was named Writer of Courage by Michael Longley at the PEN Pinter Prize ceremony in 2017. Sabet was imprisoned in March 2008 and initially condemned to a 20-year jail sentence for her belief in the Bahá’í Faith. Although she was released in September 2017, she was arrested once again in July 2022, and sentenced to a further 10 years on the same baseless grounds. She is currently incarcerated in Evin Prison in Tehran.

This new collection comes with an introduction to Mahvash by one of the most famous prisoners of conscience in Iran condemned for her fight for women’s rights and freedom, Narges Mohammadi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2023.

Categories:: Inspired Poetry
  • Contributors:
    Mahvash Sabet (Author) | 
    Sandra Hutchinson & Shahin Mawzoon (Translator)
  • Format: Softcover book | 82 pages
  • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 12 mm | 107 g
  • Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 2024
  • ISBN: 9780853986683
  • SKU: SABET_POEMS2
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Categories:: Inspired Poetry
  • Contributors:
    Mahvash Sabet (Author) | 
    Sandra Hutchinson & Shahin Mawzoon (Translator)
  • Format: Softcover book | 82 pages
  • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 12 mm | 107 g
  • Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 2024
  • ISBN: 9780853986683
  • SKU: SABET_POEMS2

About Mahvash Sabet

Mahvash Sabet served for several years as secretary of an informal council of seven individuals known as the Yaran, who have been responsible for managing the affairs of the Iranian Bahá’í community. In 2008 she was arrested and jailed for two-and-a-half years without a proper hearing. She was finally convicted and condemned in 2010, together with her fellow members of the Yaran, to twenty years imprisonment. Beneath all the false accusations – those usually fabricated against the Bahá’ís in Iran – there was nothing more than her belief in her Faith and her commitment to running the affairs of the Bahá’í community.

Titles by Mahvash Sabet